System Reinstallation

Discussion in 'macOS' started by so.damn.lost, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. so.damn.lost, Nov 27, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2010

    so.damn.lost macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2010
    I have a Macbook Pro Intel Core Duo (first generation of MacBook Pro released). I run OSX 10.6.5. My disk utility has detected a problem and says I need the install disks that came with the computer. Called apple and they said I could reboot from snow leopard or the upgrade.** Problem is that I don't have any disks with me except those that came with my brand new iMac. Can I use those to reinstall the system? Is there any other way?

    **They also said that after 2007, the install disks that come with computers are keyed to that specific computer so I "might" not be able to use the disk to repair.

    Additionally, and I don't know if this makes a difference but I have the airport/time capsule which backs up my computer for easy restore.

    Thank you
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, the grey restore discs are model-specific. They can't be used on other models.

    Cant Install Leopard WTF?!

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